VVMF events and COVID-19

(Posted 03/30/2020 – 11:00 am EST)

During this challenging time for our nation, nothing is more important to VVMF than the health and well-being of our Vietnam veterans and their families. We want to keep our visitors updated on openings/closings and events as the situation evolves.

While the National Park Service has not closed the national mall or The Wall, the D.C. government is restricting pedestrian traffic to the area. VVMF and the National Park Service have announced that the 2020 Memorial Day Ceremony will be a live webcast — not in person at The Wall. We will observe Memorial Day with a virtual commemoration and we hope you will join us online at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 25th. Visit www.vvmf.org/alwaysremember for more details.

We’ve come to a joint decision with our upcoming hosts to cancel The Wall That Heals tour for several upcoming weeks. Charlotte, New Bern and Garner, North Carolina as well as Boydton and Grundy, Virginia have been cancelled. We will work with those communities to reschedule a visit in 2021 or 2022.

We are hopeful that our In Memory ceremony and Father’s Day rose laying activity in June will take place as planned. However, we are monitoring the situation closely and looking at our options as there is a possibility that we will have to cancel or postpone these events.

Like all of you, we hope this national health crisis ends soon but we must take the necessary precautions to keep our visitors safe at this time. We look forward to welcoming you all back to The Wall when we can safely gather in large numbers again. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.